Daily Life in Victorian England

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsvii
Chronology: Chief Events of the Victorian Age in Englandix
Introduction: The Victorians and Their Worldxiii
1. A Brief History of Victorian England1
2. The Foundations of Daily Life: Class, Tradition, and Money17
3. Working Life41
4. Technology, Science, and the Urban World71
5. Official Life: Government and the Law87
6. Private Life: House, Food, and Clothes109
7. Family and Social Rituals141
8. Education165
9. Health and Medicine189
10. Leisure and Pleasure: Holidays, Sports, and Recreation209
11. Faith and Works: Religion and Reform239
12. "Victorian Morality"259
13. England and Empire273

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Chronology: Chief Events of the Victorian Age in England ix
  • Introduction: The Victorians and Their World xiii
  • 1 - A Brief History of Victorian England 1
  • 2 - The Foundations of Daily Life 17
  • 3 - Working Life 41
  • 4 - Technology, Science, and the Urban World 71
  • 5 - Official Life 87
  • 7 - Family and Social Rituals 141
  • 8 - Education 165
  • 9 - Health and Medicine 189
  • 10 - Leisure and Pleasure 209
  • 11 - Faith and Works 239
  • 12 - Victorian Morality 259
  • 13 - England and Empire 273
  • Glossary 293
  • For Further Reading 299
  • Index 303
  • About the Author 313
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